Miss­ing miner’s body re­cov­ered

Afro Voice (KwaZulu Natal) - - News - DIKELEDI MOLOBELA dikeledir@afro­tone.co.za

THE body of the fifth miss­ing miner at the Sibanye-Still­wa­ter’s Kloof Inkamva shaft was re­cov­ered yes­ter­day.

“The bod­ies of all five em­ploy­ees who en­tered an aban­doned area on Monday have now been re­cov­ered,” a Sibanye-Still­wa­ter of­fi­cial said.

The mine said a thor­ough in­ves­ti­ga­tion will be per­formed to un­cover the cir­cum­stances that led to the lat­est in­ci­dent at the mine. Four other bod­ies were re­cov­ered ear­lier this week.

Amcu has called on Pres­i­dent Cyril Ramaphosa to in­ter­vene in amend­ing mine safety leg­is­la­tion to curb deaths at mines.

Min­eral Re­sources Min­is­ter Gwede Man­tashe said it was a “chal­lenge” to stop the Kloof and Drie­fontein reef from be­com­ing a killing field.

The lat­est deaths brings to 19 the num­ber of work­ers who have lost their lives this year.

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